Archive | September, 2013

Curry Chicken Salad

11 Sep

curry chicken salad

 

i’m a curry chicken salad convert. like some of you- i used to have a mayo aversion. but then i realized- it is really just egg and oil- what could be so wrong with that? and it makes things taste good. but mayo-averse- keep reading. this chick salad is made mostly with greek yogurt.  i think the one tablespoon of mayo helps round this dressing- and relieving it of the tart flavor of the greek yogurt. As for what’s in your curry chick salad – go wild. some like raisin, some like grapes- some like nuts. I aimed for a crunchy, colorful mix.

 

Curry Chicken Salad- the dressing part of this recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.

2 chicken breasts, bone-in, skin on (2pds)- once cooked and removed skin/bone- this yields about 1pds of chicken. If you want to use boneless – and cook it in your own way- I won’t judge (yes i will)

This is where you should feel free to improv. Add things you like- omit those you don’t. Add more or less carrot/celery- etc. as you like.

1 carrot, chopped

1 (or 2) stalks celery, chopped

¼ cup golden raisins

1 small apple, chopped

optional- sliced almonds

2 stalks thinly sliced scallions

 

Dressing:

6 tablespoons greek yogurt

1 tablespoon mayo

2 tsp curry powder

1 lemon halved

¾ tsp coarse salt

freshly ground pepper

 

preheat oven 350. wash chicken breasts. Pat dry. Coat with olive oil, salt & pepper. Cook 35 mins or until juices run clear.

in a bowl stir yogurt, mayo, 2 tsp lemon juice (i used more to taste), curry powder. Season w. salt & pepper.

Once cool, pull of skin and pull chicken off the bone. Cut into pieces.

Put chicken in a bowl. Added the veg, scallions, raisins etc. Add dressing- a bit at a time. Until it looks like enough. No rule says you have to use it all (tho i did).

 

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